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Old 02-08-2012, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default Internal vs. External extractors?

Any preference? I prefer internal and probably will never buy an external, I sure was disappointed with the S&W 1911 I would have liked to have a S&W 1911 but ain't going to happen... how do y'all feel about

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Old 02-08-2012, 10:51 PM   #2
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I am the same way, i dont really know what the performance differences are. I know that i dont like the appearance of external extractors

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I am the same way, i dont really know what the performance differences are. I know that i dont like the appearance of external extractors
Same here... about the appearance
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That like saying you wont date a redhead cause you like blondes. You're missing out!! My Sig Scorpion 1911 rules!! And I shot a S&W 1911pd. sweet gun but hard to find.

Catch up guys. this aint the 1900's no more.

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That like saying you wont date a redhead cause you like blondes. You're missing out!! My Sig Scorpion 1911 rules!! And I shot a S&W 1911pd. sweet gun but hard to find.

Catch up guys. this aint the 1900's no more.
O im not saying that i wouldnt buy a 1911 with an external extractor, i guess that i should have said that i "dont prefer" not dont like them.
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My take on external extractors;

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Maybe we could ask Brett what he thinks of external extractors.

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In theory, an external extractor should work longer as it doesn't need adustment if it's been designed correctly. However, replacing an internal extractor is fairly simple while replacing an external extractor requires gunsmith level skills.

Paul Liebenberg (Pistol Dynamics) prefers external extractors and will only use an internal extractor on guns sent to Pistol Dynamics for him to work on. The guns he designs incorporate external extractors. I'd own one....

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I have a Wilson Combat KZ compact with an external extractor, and I have to say I never give it a second thought. I guess enough people turned their nose up at it though, as later production models went to an internal extractor.

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